Foundation helps 9,484 families in dire straits

Jul 20, 2020 at 11:00 •

The programme provided targeted assistance to 9,484 families in difficult straits, including 1,107 large families, 2,987 poor or single-parent families, 3,658 families with children or adults with disabilities, 1,294 families with children or elderly relatives that lost their sources of income during the coronavirus pandemic, and other groups.

Assistance was also provided to 2,123 single people with disabilities, 5,962 people of advanced age, 816 vulnerable invisibles, including migrants, homeless people, foreign nationals stranded abroad, 1,680 key personnel, 282 volunteers and 116 orphans in childcare centres.

The funds were used to purchase foodstuffs and personal hygiene products, to educate and train children, to purchase garments and footwear, fuels and lubricants and special-purpose equipment for the establishments, factors of production, including livestock, and to provide counselling and legal aid. Each of the social classes was entitled to more than one type of assistance.

Personal protective equipment was received by 611 entities (436 healthcare providers and 175 social service providers) in the Perm, Altai, Primorsky and Stavropol Krais, the Republics of Bashkortostan and Ingushetia, and Tver, Ryazan, Tambov, Yaroslavl, Novosibirsk, Volgograd, Samara, Arkhangelsk, Sverdlovsk and Ulyanovsk Oblasts. To date, a total of 317,750 sets of personal protective equipment have been shipped.

Maria Morozova, CEO of the Timchenko Foundation: “When we were launching the programme, some people were in dire straits, and we joined forces with our regional affiliates to meet the most urgent needs for food and essentials. Two months down the road, we can see that the situation has changed and people start thinking about things other than how to survive today. In Primorsky Krai, for example, some families requested and received piglets for breeding. And this goes a long way on a farm”.

The Timchenko Foundation’s Foundation plus Provinces programme is designed to supply medical and social facilities with required personal protective equipment, as well as to support the hardest-hit social classes. The states were chosen in terms of their epidemic situation, the availability of a reliable non-profit affiliate of the foundation, transparency and teamwork culture. The programme is part of the anti-crisis package that the Timchenko Foundation is implementing during the COVID pandemic. The programme’s total budget was 785 mln roubles.